Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz
Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

A northern tributary to the St. Croix River, the Namekagon is a 99.5-mile long river protected under the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Most of the Namekagon is undeveloped, offering a genuine wilderness experience to kayak, canoe, and tube enthusiasts. The riverbanks are abundant with deer, muskrat, beaver, turtles and blue herons, while overhead, eagle and osprey can often be seen.

The river is classified as Class I-II rapids. Primitive campsites are numerous along the Namekagon, many of which can only be accessed from the water.

Blog: Stories of the Namekagon

Fall is Calling: Small Towns to Visit Along the Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | September 30, 2022

It’s no secret that fall in the Namekagon River area of Wisconsin is a sight you can’t miss. The bright fall colors, the crisp air…

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Back to School Family Fun Down the Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | August 29, 2022

It’s hard to believe that it is already back-to-school time. Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer really flies because you’re having so much…

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Cool Down on the Namekagon River: Water Sports for Everyone to Enjoy

By Namekagon River | July 13, 2022

Water sports and summertime on the Namekagon River go together like a kayak and a paddle. It’s hard to do one without the other! Luckily,…

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Gear Up: River Outfitters Along The Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | June 9, 2022

No matter where your journey takes you along the Namekagon River, there are river outfitters with plenty of knowledge, gear and good stories to make…

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